I am looking for advice/perspective on upgrading my sources. After completing volume leveling experiments with a decibel meter, I spent some time comparing. Tidal vs. CD. (tidal thru Macbook pro & Dragon Fly black; CD thru and old Rotel CD player circa 2001). CD a bit better.
I want a fuller sound especially at low volumes and my guys at the stereo store are recommending the Aurender N10 with Musical Fidelity M6s DAC which would go with my existing old school Velodyne sub, Arcam A39 and Kef LS50s, both two years old. Essentially they are of the opinion, and I agree, upgrading cables and such are not the way to improve sound at this point. In essence I am maxed out.
I own about 200 Cds and subscribe to Tidal. I am looking for a bit of advice. It seems a waste to buy a server just to stream Tidal when I don't own very many digital files. I feel like the prices are in the ballpark about 4500 euro combined price for both.
Thanks in advance